“It affects elderly people. Elderly people with heart problems and other problems. If they have other problems that’s what it affects, that’s it. You know in some states, thousands of people — nobody young. Below the age of 18, like — nobody… It affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing.”
— President Trump, falsely downplaying the risks of the coronavirus.
Jonathan Bernstein: “This is monstrous behavior from any elected official. Imagine how those who have lost young loved ones to the pandemic feel when their pain is erased by the president. Or for that matter, anyone who has lost someone who doesn’t qualify as ‘elderly … with heart problems and other problems.’ Imagine how it feels for those who have been severely ill but recovered, when their suffering too doesn’t count for Trump.”Save to Favorites